The decision of Palletways member Rase Distribution to introduce a 750kg weight limit on domestic tail-lift deliveries has once again put the question of what constitutes a safe pallet weight before the haulage sector. The Lincolnshire firm, which was bought by Hazchem member HW Coates this year, introduced the limit after its new owners carried out a risk assessment on tail-lift deliveries. “HW Coates operates in an extremely safety conscious industry and it was shocked by the risks drivers are […]
South Wales haulier Hicks Logistics is leaving Fortec to join The Pallet Network (TPN), and has begun running for the latter while it works its notice.
Plans to update Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance on pallet weights this year, after continuing concerns regarding the risk to tail-lift delivery drivers, could see pallet weight limits set below the original target of 750kg.
There is no sign of growth in the pallet sector slowing despite a “difficult trading climate”, according to the Association of Pallet Networks (APN).